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generators delivered to First Energy are the largest pieces of equipment to be
unloaded at the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority docks in 10 years.
Energy is taking delivery of the new steam generators for its Davis Besse nuclear
power plant near Oak Harbor.
generators were built in Cambridge, Ontario. They were shipped across Lake Erie
from Canada to Toledo via a jumbo transport ship.
Toledo, the generators will be placed onto rail cars and moved to Davis Besse.
the plant ages, the components begin to wear and deteriorate," explained Larry
Rushing, a spokesperson for First Energy. "So in order to get through another 20
years of life, we have to replace those components in order to continue and
support safe operations."
new generators are massive, each measuring 74 feet long, 12 feet in diameter
and weighing 470 tons. They'll replace the current generators, which were
installed in 1977.
says replacement of original components is common in all nuclear reactors.
transfer heat from the reactor contact system, which goes through the reactor
into a secondary loop system that propels the turbines," he said.
generators will be installed during the regularly scheduled refueling outage
next spring at Davis Besse.